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Old 01 Nov 2009, 18:53
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do you think you have to Have .COM?

Im looking to start another forum and I need to ask what you think about a .net for a forum ? does it hurt me to start with .NET or should i really look to get a .com?
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Old 02 Nov 2009, 22:45
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I've owned forums on both .net and .com and I don't think it makes much difference. As long as you have a unique and popular topic, it would'nt matter if your domain ended with .dodo.
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 01:22
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Originally Posted by Reeftanksonline View Post
Im looking to start another forum and I need to ask what you think about a .net for a forum ? does it hurt me to start with .NET or should i really look to get a .com?
One of my favorite sites has a name I can never even remember enough to type in without using Google and they have a kajillion users http://photography-on-the.net/forum/

I agree with EvilLS1 that it's more about content than anything, if it's good enough people will find their way there.

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Old 03 Nov 2009, 07:14
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And you ask this on vBulletin.ORG??
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 22:00
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Don't think it makes much of a difference if you have decent content, although I am somewhat biased by definition here.
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 22:16
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And you ask this on vBulletin.ORG??
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 23:08
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I don't think it is as important as it once was. In earlier days .com seemed to be more highly coveted and the most widely known. However there are so many TLD's now that I think internet users are more familiar with domains that aren't necessarily .com

One thing I would check is see who is on the .com and maybe other TLD versions of the domain you are selecting, just to see what is there. The only time this would really be an issue is on a direct type in, like you advertise on a bulletin board or in the newspaper or something, and someone remembers fancyparrot but can't remember if it is .com or whatever.
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 01:25
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Thank you for the feedback I found a .com I like
And yes I asked the question on .org , I found it through a .com !
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 01:45
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.com is way more important to get.

Word of mouth ends when they think they remember your website and pop in .com at the end and never find you.
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Old 05 Nov 2009, 03:12
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.org = non-profit organization
.com = commercial intent
.net = network and computer topics


In my opinion, most .com's should be .net or .org if anything.
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Old 09 Nov 2009, 03:03
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I think dot Com's are more important, its the most popular and most likely the domain extension that they would use if they ever typed the name of your board in the address bar.
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Old 09 Nov 2009, 07:49
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Originally Posted by Marco van Herwaarden View Post
And you ask this on vBulletin.ORG??
LOL, i was going to say the exact same thing..
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 07:11
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Originally Posted by ZomgStuff View Post
.org = non-profit organization
.com = commercial intent
.net = network and computer topics


In my opinion, most .com's should be .net or .org if anything.
welcome the the 90's .... that thought went out with the dads of under constuction banners you remember the yellow workmen sign with under construction written under it

while you can use any domain ,.org.,info net come , .com is the most widely used name that everyone even you less tech savvy person knows about , .com is an automatic thing that everyone remembers and connects to the site name

but at the end of the day it really doesn't matter people will find you one way or another
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